With hours to go before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline, here's some of the latest buzz:
, determined to add an athletic big man to their front court, are close to landing Tyrus Thomas
in a deal with the Bulls
that would send expiring contracts and a future No. 1 pick to Chicago, a person with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com.
While the source cautioned that the deal was not completed, it would involve Charlotte's only expiring contracts -- those of Flip Murray and Acie Law
-- plus a future first-round pick. The Bobcats would have the rest of the season to evaluate the soon-to-be restricted free agent and decide whether to commit to Thomas long-term. Trading Thomas spares the Bulls the embarrassment of losing one of their best players through free agency with no compensation for the second year in a row.
If successful in landing Thomas, Charlotte would circumvent discussions between the Knicks
and Bulls involving a swap centered around Al Harrington